We are told to be grateful today, to proclaim those things for which we give thanks. However, it can be hard to feel particularly grateful, especially for things like homes or cars after a sexual assault when we have been stripped of security and a sense of control over our lives. So, on this day of thanks, I would like to propose the idea of being thankful for surviving. I would like to give thanks to all survivors in the world who survived; whether survival meant keeping the secret, feeling alone, and bearing the burdon of all those who just don’t get it. There is always time to heal. Today, I give thanks for those who continue to survive.